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Women's Auxiliary of the Massachusetts Civil Service Reform Association Presentation Medal

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Obverse: Standing figure of Justice with shield in left hand and the standard and scales of justice in right hand. Raised inscriptions include "•E / •PLVRIBUS• / VNVM•" in a banderole above female figure and "•THE•BEST•/ •SHALL• / •SERVE•THE / •STATE•" that flanks...

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Inscription

Raised inscriptions include "•E / •PLVRIBUS• / VNVM•" in a banderole above female figure and "•THE•BEST•/ •SHALL• / •SERVE•THE / •STATE•" that flanks figure at knee height. Reverse: In center of pine branch wreath tied with ribbon at bottom is raised inscription "•THE•WOMENS• / •AVXILIARY•OF THE• / MASSACHUSETTS / CIVIL•SERVICE•REFORM / •ASSOCIATION•" and the name "DONALD F. MERRILL" inscribed below in a rectangular cartouche with two knobbed ends.

Provenance

Acquired 2003 as a gift from a friend to donor. Had been purchased at an antique store on the North Shore about 2001.

Credit Line

Gift of Rebecca Reynolds

1904–06

Object Place for Label

Cornish, New Hampshire

Catalogue Raisonné

Storer 1321

Dimensions

Overall: 12.6 cm (4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

2003.631

Medium or Technique

Cast bronze

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals